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When I started facing my food addiction a year and a half ago I never could have imagined the amount of support I would get. Support from friends, family and strangers that are no longer strangers but members of the same Whole30 community that is now like family to me. The same month that the...

Courtney Elise
March 30, 2017

On the way back from Blue Ridge, Georgia this past weekend, I was puffy, bloated, and a little headachey, but for the first time, EVER, literally… ever, I was content and okay with it. I felt a peace like I had never felt before… a guilt free, shame free and not gluten free peace. So,...

Courtney Elise
March 3, 2017

One of my all time favorite dishes that I make about once a week. It’s perfect for a large get together, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or if you just want plenty of leftovers. And, while channeling my inner Melissa Hartwig, at breakfast, I’ll #putaneggonit. Cabbage Hash Serves 4-6 (or lots of leftovers) Prep time...

Courtney Elise
February 7, 2017

Not even 24 hours after writing yesterday’s blog on scale anxiety, I was browsing through Facebook and saw a comment about Lady Gaga’s halftime show and how she should be ashamed… yes, ashamed… of her “belly flab.” What? The amount of anger that flooded my (imperfect) body is unreal. In yesterday’s blog I spoke, briefly, on...

Courtney Elise
February 6, 2017

I have always had test anxiety. If it hadn’t been for homework and research papers I would have definitely flunked out of school. Thankfully, I was disciplined and could master weeknight homework and lengthy research papers, even with topics I had little to no interest in. But it did not matter how I studied or...

Courtney Elise
January 5, 2017

I’ve taken a hiatus on writing which should have been my first indicator that I was on, as Melissa Hartwig calls “The struggle bus down food freedom road.” Writing is therapy for me, an outlet for expression and accountability that often times I let slide when I am not making the best choices. It all...

Courtney Elise
October 4, 2016

The struggle was real today.    Well, it *would* have been before my whole30 journey.   I implement my food freedom usually on weekends, while staying  mostly whole30 compliant throughout the week because that’s what keeps me focused, balanced, and my best.   I didn’t have time to eat breakfast this morning as I hit...

Courtney Elise
September 13, 2016

“I’ll do better tomorrow.” This mentality or way of thinking is what got me into this mess in the first place. This mess being, my unhealthy relationship with food. Being a “foodie” for me is different than it is for most people. Food was my best friend and my worst enemy. There were times in...

Courtney Elise
July 19, 2016

Today’s blog has been a work in progress in my mind since June 11th. The day that I found out that my favorite former ‘Voice’ contestant Christina Grimmie had been shot and killed after her concert in Orlando, FL. Just to find out that in that same week a terrorist attack would hit a night...


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